Mood Indigo. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: VALE ALLEN, Charlotte

Price: $22.00

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VALE ALLEN, Charlotte. Mood Indigo. (Toronto) : Island Nation Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6),7-284,(4). 8vo [152 x 235 mm], blue paper-covered spine, cream paper-covered boards, cream lettering to spine. Charlotte Vale-Allen (born January 19, 1941 in Toronto) is a writer of contemporary fiction. "It is late winter 1934 in Manhattan when DeeDee Carlson dies after falling from the balcony of her apartment at the Ansonia. Her boyfriend, Chip Stevenson, begs Honoria Barlow-his late mother's closest friend, and his, as well-to look into the circumstances of DeeDee's death. Honoria insists that her experience as a script doctor doesn't qualify her to play gumshoe, but out of love for Chip, and against the wishes of her protective, Russian-born husband, Mikhail, she agrees to do a little sleuthing. This commitmenttakes Honoria and her assistant, Maybelle, into some of New York's most el egant dwellings where they meet the dead girl's mother and friends. Some ofDeeDee's friends adored her; some loathed her. The young woman had many se crets, and as Honoria begins to uncover them, the situation turns as dangerous as the murderously cold weather. With homeless families living in a Hooverville in Central Park, and the popular radio shows, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops, the era is meticulously reproduced; it's black and white, like a film that's the end-product of one of Honoria's doctored scripts. It's Manhattan; it's a clever, unique woman working her way through a puzzle; and, ultimately, it's a matter of whether Honoria will survive the experience." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed, with inscription, by Allen. 22.00

Title: Mood Indigo. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: VALE ALLEN, Charlotte

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Publisher: Island Nation Press, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0965743713:

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